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Old 01-19-2012, 12:45 PM
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Default 25, Receeding hairline, taking its toll on me

Hi guys, im a 25 year old guy with not many worries in my life except my dreaded hairline

iv noticed the past year or so the hairline has begun to receed and its beginning to get me down

right now my hair is the longest iv ever had it but tbh i think thats just making it harder to hide, i dread getting up in the morning and seeing its a windy day outside

iv never taken any meds, but i feel i need to act soonish, id say im a NW2?

Long term, i could see me opting for a HT one day although i just feel uneasy about having one now, only for the hairline to receed further beyond the point it has?

im attaching some pics of how i have my hair, and then one slicked back, and one from the side so you can see how i mean

its seriously getting me down, part of me would love to just shave my whole head and not give a damn, but its just a scary prospect

I think it helps to talk to you guys, ie people in a similar situation, who have been there before etc

i keep coming across propecia, where do you guys buy from? im based in the uk by the way

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part of me feels i could just completely change my image, ie shave the head, grow a beard, don myself in some tattoo sleeves, and work out like crazy!

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Old 01-19-2012, 01:34 PM
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Personally I dont feel that you are anywhere near the "need to shave it all off stage". You still have lots of hair, but you need to get an RX for Propecia and get on it to slow/reduce/stop further loss.

Stopping or greatly reducing future loss is more than half the battle and Propecia is pretty good at doing that in most cases. Remember when you are on Propecia you propbably wont see any big changes....but thats a good thing....that may mean you aren't seeing any further new loss. But Propecia is a life-long committ, because if you stop taking it the DHT will soon begin the slow process of taking away hair again.

Hair transplants replace whats lost, Propecia keeps what you have....
both are very important parts of the gameplan.

Plus at your age, I bet great strides will be made in next decade or so.

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Old 01-19-2012, 01:39 PM
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thanks for the reply buddy

does propecia make hair thicker at all? my hair seems pretty thin too

Also im not sleeping, alot of stress, so dont know whether this can have any impact on the state of my hair

Excuse me for being dumb but what is an RX????
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:07 PM
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As far as Propecia and thickness, some have reported a thickening. Which could mean some hair that was heading towards fallout was saved and thus the over-all look is thicker. Personally I have not seen any thickening. I will say that I wish I could go back in time. I started on Propecia at about 32 years old, used it for ten years and didn't notice much. So I quit taking it from say 42-48, and then all of a sudden I noticed my crown was thinning. I am back on it now and take it every single day. I would give anything to have those years back when I wasnt taking it because I am pretty sure my crown would not be nearly as thin now as it is. So the point is to hold on to what you have by taking Propecia. Other new drugs and methods will probably come along and as young as you are they will be available to help you out. Really all we have now are "the big three"...Propecia, Minoxodil, and Hair Transplants.

Stress can be a factor in hair loss, but I think it is mostly DHT that destroys our hair.

RX= Doctor's Prescription
(not sure about UK, but in the US you need a prescription to get Propecia)
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:40 PM
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Oh man, your hair looks very good. Especially the first picture, the style really suits it. I wouldn't worry too much! Perhaps a little FUE down the road if it doesn't fall progress too much but I feel your pain.

For now though, I'd say youre fine. Keep your chin up man. We do have very similar hairlines, although mine is a bit worse, but they are shaped the same.
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As far as Propecia and thickness, some have reported a thickening. Which could mean some hair that was heading towards fallout was saved and thus the over-all look is thicker. Personally I have not seen any thickening. I will say that I wish I could go back in time. I started on Propecia at about 32 years old, used it for ten years and didn't notice much. So I quit taking it from say 42-48, and then all of a sudden I noticed my crown was thinning. I am back on it now and take it every single day. I would give anything to have those years back when I wasnt taking it because I am pretty sure my crown would not be nearly as thin now as it is. So the point is to hold on to what you have by taking Propecia. Other new drugs and methods will probably come along and as young as you are they will be available to help you out. Really all we have now are "the big three"...Propecia, Minoxodil, and Hair Transplants.

Stress can be a factor in hair loss, but I think it is mostly DHT that destroys our hair.

RX= Doctor's Prescription
(not sure about UK, but in the US you need a prescription to get Propecia)
My mum LITERALLY just sensed that im unhappy so i popped round to see her and finally let out about my hair

to her it was the ''its fine theres nothing wrong with it'' which annoyed me as i can see whats happening

as soon as i mentioned ''drug'' she kinda turned her nose up abit

if you get propecia on a prescription is it alot cheaper?? i have found a trusted website that sells 1mg finasteride ''finpecia'' for ?229 13 month supply

for the 5mg (so would have to cut it) they charge ?179 for 14 months

is it likely to be alot cheaper on prescription or should i just take the plunge and order online
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:43 PM
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Oh man, your hair looks very good. Especially the first picture, the style really suits it. I wouldn't worry too much! Perhaps a little FUE down the road if it doesn't fall progress too much but I feel your pain.

For now though, I'd say youre fine. Keep your chin up man. We do have very similar hairlines, although mine is a bit worse, but they are shaped the same.
i think mine is worse than yours dude

are you going to take propecia? side effects worry me but tbh i wouldnt mind trying it out and if i feel anything dodgy i will come off and then accept a shaven head

id love FUE but i just think at our age, there must be a HIGH chance its going to fall back a little more and then its going to look awful
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I have thought about taking it and I will probably try, but also like you the side effects worry me.
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I have thought about taking it and I will probably try, but also like you the side effects worry me.
from what iv read online, and iv read a hell of alot on all this now, it seems like side effects are hit and miss 50/50

hopefully, i, we, would end up falling in the category of no side effects, can only hope!

Ideally, i'd like to get on propecia, say max 5 years till i hit 30 (hopefully then id be in a relationship) then either let nature take its toll or go for a HT

just want something to get me through the next few years, 25 is a very specific age to be social
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:25 PM
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tbh im quite a muscular guy, and am working out a hell of alot so could probably pull off the shaved head somewhat, if i had a normal hairline im pretty much sure id shave it off right this second without hesitation

i just dont wanna shave it to reveal a receeding hairline
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